New Acquisitions

The Turner Museum of Glass is actively acquiring new glass objects to add to its collection.

Bevelled Bowl by Rachael Woodman, 1986
ID:340 Bevelled Bowl by Rachael Woodman, 1986. © Rachael Woodman

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We are always interested in developing our collection and will regularly update this page with new objects. 

Please come back to discover our new additions to the collection. 


Coming soon.... a pair of decorative German Beer (Humpen) Glasses!


Donating to the Turner Museum of Glass Collection: 

If you would like to donate an object to the Museum, please contact Honorary Curator Professor John Parker: j.m.parker@sheffield.ac.uk 

Loans to and from the Turner Museum of Glass Collection:

We also take in loans of glass objects to add to our displays and show more diversity of glass pieces. We would be happy to loan out any of our collection to a museum or for an exhibition.

Please contact the University Heritage Collections Manager Emily Green: (e.j.green@sheffield.ac.uk) to discuss this further. 


The collection of glass object forms part of the University Heritage Collection.

Engraved glass bowl
ID: 30 Engraved Glass Bowl

International Year of Glass 2022

The United Nations has designated 2022 as the International Year of Glass, and as such is a year of particular significance to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

IYOG22 will open with a conference in Geneva featuring 30 world-class speakers, a Glass Expo in China, and Art/History Congresses in Egypt, the US and Europe. Professor Parker is also planning a number of public engagement events in the Department to showcase different aspects of glass in science, technology, society and art.